Please keep practicing during school closure, at least the required 30 minutes per week. I hope you will practice even more than that! Wouldn't it be great if you could practice 15-30 minutes every day? Remember to practice playing softly with good air support and a beautiful tone quality sound.
I will keep posting practice assignment every week. After you have learned the songs that I have posted, think about going back to your book to learn more songs.
What are some ideas for you to keep getting better?
1. Do you still need more practice to memorize and read your notes? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE! Go Back to page 6 and memorize the notes in review. See if you can play your old songs without looking at the note names or numbers you wrote in your book. (Erase them or use white-out to cover them?) Can you play #22 without any notes written in? How about #31? Maybe use some 3 x 5 note cards and make yourself some flash cards? Draw a picture of the 5 line staff and draw the circle on the correct line or space for that note. then turn the card over and write the name of the note on the other side. Then you can challenge yourself. Mix up the flash cards and see if you can recognize the notes when you see them on the staff. Have a grown up or sibling quiz you and see how fast you can recognize all your notes.
2. Ready to Challenge yourself for more fun? Try using your skills to play some songs we did not practice in class together. How about #18 or #25 or #28? You might be able to search on YouTube to hear what the songs sound like. Or use the code on page 1 of your book to get the background tracks from the book publisher's website: http://www.myeelibrary.com/
Advanced students: How about learning song #43, #44 or #53? How about #90? Some students have really had fun with the "flat" notes on page 16, especially #75 Basic Blues.
3. Want to show me your progress? Ask your parents to make a short video of you playing one song and then email it to me at email@example.com